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Tax Roulette

Who the heck is in charge around here? Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not the only signs our democracy is in trouble. Congress is working like a bicycle without a chain. This administration would “dissolve the people and elect another” if it could. The federal government checks a scant 1 percent of government programs Read More

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Koba Score Samples

The Koba Score measures the impact of power on individuals. Scores range from 0 to 100. Zero notes complete freedom, 100 marks the complete absence of freedom, i.e. someone else has total power over one’s life, including the ability to take it away. Arranged marriage in urban, middle class India                                                                                                            6.25 Arranged marriage of adolescent Read More

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PERA Pressures Public and Private Purses

Colorado’s Public Employee Retirement Association, the massive public sector retirement administrator, is poised to disappoint public employees and rip a bigger hole in taxpayer pockets if the economy does not grow as PERA expects.  It is short by $22 billion[i], or $12,000 per Eagle County household. It has a delicate thirty-year plan to fill the Read More

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TBD Colorado teeing up bid for tax hike?

Brace yourself for higher taxes. Gov. John Hickenlooper’s public engagement effort, “TBD Colorado,” visited the Eagle Valley recently. TBD stands for To Be Determined, meant to convey open-endedness. There were three local meetings billed as attempts to gather citizens’ ideas on the future of Colorado’s public sector endeavors. The state has perennial trouble balancing ambitious Read More